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UPDATE: RIME is getting a physical release on PS4 and Xbox One, Switch not yet confirmed

UPDATE: Not even a day after the re-reveal of Rime and we’ve got some great news for retailers and would-be fans of the game. Rime is confirmed to be getting a physical release on both PS4 and Xbox One, when we presumed that its initial announcement as an ‘indie’ title …

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Ghost Recon Wildlands: Everything you need to know, release date, price, pre-order deals and merchandise

Ghost Recon used to be one of Ubisoft’s biggest names but its absence since 2012 shows it’s slipped somewhat into the shadows – with Far Cry being the company’s go-to shooter franchise in recent years. That may be all about to change, though, with the release of Ghost Recon Wildlands …

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Grand Theft Auto V has hit 6m units in the UK – it’s still a must-have game

It’s Christmas joy for all at RockStar and Take-Two as Grand Theft Auto V continues its astonishing sales record. This week, just in time for the holidays, the game roared past 6m total sales – according to Eurogamer. That’s UK physical sales, no digital copies, since its launch on the …

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Games retail picks up for Christmas after Black Friday hangover

Black Friday was huge for physical games retailers, a wild party that saw unit sales shoot up by 181 per cent week-on-week. The last couple of weeks have inevitably been comparatively slow, although still well up on what came before the sales frenzy. Now, in time for Christmas the market …

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Ubisoft talks ‘live’ games strategy: The Crew, The Division and Rainbow 6 Siege

Games have always been happy to experiment when it comes to revenue streams. They started with pure retail sales, but then DLC came along, subscription models worked for MMOs, episodic content still has its place, while microtransactions are very much in vogue – both on console and mobile titles. The …

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Games Industry Christmas Party sells out!

The Christmas party season kicks off on Tuesday the 6th of December with our annual event, co-hosted by Develop and eSports Pro. We’re delighted to report that the event has once again SOLD OUT, and with all ticket revenue going to GamesAid that’s brilliant news. This year’s party will once …

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Ubisoft on resurrecting the winter sports genre with Steep

Extreme sports titles were a regular feature of turn-of-the-millennium gaming. Alongside the likes of Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding and Dave Mirra’s BMX, there sat snowboarding titles such as Amped, 1080 and, of course, SSX. EA returned to the latter franchise in 2012 but the genre has seen little activity of late. …

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Michel Ancel makes case for creativity over profit at Ubisoft

Legendary game creator Michel Ancel spoke out in defence of Ubisoft’s philosophy and track record last week. The comments were related to the development of the long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil 2 but could easily be seen as a plea to shareholders in the ongoing Vivendi-Ubisoft tussle for control of …

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A bumper harvest for Farming Simulator 17

EU subsidies may soon be coming to an end for actual UK farmers but the agricultural sector is booming in the evergreen land of simulation, with Focus Home Interactive having just announced its recent release, Farming Simulator 17, has sold 1m copies. Released on the 25th of October, the title …

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Ubisoft: Launch sales important but not critical

After some disappointing figures at retail across numerous big-name releases in recent weeks, the industry has been wondering if a big change is afoot in consumer behaviour. Ubisoft doesn’t seem overly worried, though, taking a more long-term view instead. Speaking to MCV this week, Anne Blondel, VP of live operations …

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